You will develop a PICOT question around your topic. (HEALTHCARE EQUITY) Then, you will discuss the selected topic problem and significance of the problem, as well as your sea

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You will develop a PICOT question around your topic. (HEALTHCARE EQUITY) Then, you will discuss the selected topic problem and significance of the problem, as well as your search strategy in locating three research articles that align to your selected topic.

For this assignment, be sure to include the following assignment criteria in your paper:

  1. Discuss your      selected evidence-based practice problem/topic.(HEALTHCARE EQUITY)
  2. Discuss the      significance of the selected evidence-based practice problem.
    1. Support your       discussion in terms of statistics and evidence-based outcomes.
  3. Describe your      PICOT question created around the selected evidence-based practice      problem.
    1. Included the       individual PICOT components, as well as a combine PICOT question, in       sentence format.
  4. Identify      the three articles you selected that address the      problem which is the focus of your PICOT question.
  5. Describe the      search strategy you used to locate these three articles,      including terms used when search, the research databases, and how you      refined your search to select the three articles.
  6. Provide a      conclusion to summarize your findings.

Remember to support your ideas with the articles you found. These articles should be less than five (5) years old. They should not be from the Web, but from the library databases, and be sure to use a narrative format.

In addition, you must follow APA guidelines, providing a title page, reference page, and in-text citations, as well as use level headings to match the assignment criteria listed above.

Please use, at minimum three scholarly references, and your paper should be 300-words, excluding title and reference pages.

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Tool 2.2 PICO Elements for a Purpose Statement and Evidence Search

INSTRUCTIONS: Use this worksheet to develop a purpose statement or question. Describe each PICO element addressing the topic of interest. Identify the outcome before considering interventions; interventions may evolve after reading the evidence. Write a purpose statement and determine the kind of question. Use Table 2.1 to identify study designs most likely to answer this question. List related concepts, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and keywords or concepts for organizing evidence.

Step 1: Define elements or clinical question using PICO:

P = Patients or population to target:

Problem or condition to address:

Pilot area (e.g., unit/clinic):

I = Intervention (assessment or treatment):

C = Comparison:

O = Outcomes:

T = Time frame (optional):

Step 2: Purpose statement:

Step 3: Determine what your question is about (circle one):






Step 4: Identify study types that best address your question (circle one or more):

Experimental studies

Observational studies

Qualitative studies

Systematic review or meta-analysis

Case reports


Step 5: List the main terms and synonyms for your purpose statement. Typical number of concepts per question is two to three.

Concept 1:

Concept 2:

Concept 3:

Step 6: List inclusion and exclusion criteria:

Step 7: Keywords or concepts for organizing literature:


Tool 2.1 PICO Concepts for Developing a Purpose Statement

INSTRUCTIONS: Use this worksheet to explore concepts of interest for your EBP work. Organize using the PICO elements. Begin by identifying a goal or outcome first. Identify potential interventions last; interventions may evolve after reading the evidence. Use all PICO elements to write a purpose statement in one to two sentences. Use PICO elements to identify potential keywords related to the purpose statement.

Patient Population

Clinical Problem or Condition

Pilot Area



Anticipated Outcomes

EBP Purpose Statement

Keywords or Concepts for Identifying and Organizing Literature





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